Gear Up for the June VHF Contest!
This weekend is the ARRL June QSO Party (also known as The June VHF Contest). It is a great opportunity to get on the air and try out the VHF bands. In particular, 6 Meters usually has some fun sporadic-e propagation during the contest. It is a blast when that band comes alive with signals from across North America.
For complete info see: http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf-qso-party
I am going to operate from our cabin near Trout Creek Pass (DM78), focusing on 6 Meters and 2 Meters.
Check out this article that I wrote on how to work a VHF contest:
Most of the activity will be on SSB, calling frequencies are: 50.125 MHz, 144.200 MHz, 432.100 MHz, all USB
On FM, try these frequencies: 146.55 MHz, 223.5 MHz, 446.0 MHz
Get up off the couch and have some radio fun this weekend!
73, Bob K0NR
I will be operating FM in WV this weekend! I will be putting out 5 watts on a handheld beam. Looking forward to it! Hope to here you on the air!
Don’t forget 52.525mc
I’m on CW right now from NE PA. It’s very slow. Come on Es! 73